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Learning the Art of
Sennin-So Shiatsu

In 2008 I was fortunate enough to have started my training in Sennin-So Shiatsu.  As a licensed Massage Therapist I felt something was missing in my career.  The moment I met, Master Shimizu, and saw his specialized talent as a healer and practitioner of his family's art, I was sold.  

15 years in and I am still left in awe over the efficacy of this art.  And at the same time constantly challenged by it.  The levels of growth this healing practice will push you to is truly immeasurable.  If you approach it with respect and honor for those before you, you truly will have no ceiling.

I started The River Stone Shiatsu because I wanted to share this art to those dedicated toward striving to be the best healer they can be.  To share to all who honor the amazing lineage before them and the inspired young healers who arrive after by never allowing ego and complacency to win out.  

Learning Sennin-So Shiatsu is a journey that has many peaks and valleys.    Master Shimizu, once said, "You will never stop growing as you practice Sennin-So Shiatsu unless you choose to stop."  He says that to this day, he still is learning.  Over 50+ years of experience and he doesn't slow down.

Master Shimizu, made it very clear to me that he has not taught me everything and that it is my own path that I must walk to grow with this art.  He expressed that it is in his students that this art will continue to live on.    As I listened to him talk about the history and the future of Sennin-So Shiatsu I vowed that I would not see this art disappear.  At that moment The River Stone Shiatsu was born.

As a practitioner and teacher for life I make this vow to all of my students:

"I only know what I have learned. What I have learned has come from experience.  I vow to pass on as much knowledge and experience as I can to those willing to accept it.  I do not promise perfection but I do promise passion and continuously growing knowledge.  I will continue to honor my master and those before him by sharing this knowledge and experience to those dedicated to the sanctity of this art. "

Adam Hewitt

Founder of The River Stone Shiatsu Association

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